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Mika Hakkinen


Multi-talented two-time Formula One Globe Champ racer who became known for his uniquely shaded helmet. He was into gymnastics and was a devoted acrobat; he began go-karting at age group five. His mansion in France burnt down on, may 18, 2008, after a light short-circuited; he dropped his F1 trophies and his family pet tortoise in the blaze. He wedded Erja Honkanen in 1998, with whom he previously two children, kid Hugo Ronan and little girl Aina Julia. They submitted for divorce in 2008, and then acquired three kids with girlfriend Tagéta Remešová. He was within an bout of BBC Two’s “TopGear” where he taught web host James May how exactly to rally drive.

Quick Facts

Full Name Mika Häkkinen
Date Of Birth September 28, 1968
Place Of Birth Vantaa, Finland
Height 1.79 m
Profession Race Car Driver
Nationality Finnish
Spouse Erja Häkkinen
Children Hugo Ronan Häkkinen, Aina Julia Häkkinen, Lynn Maria Häkkinen, Daniel Pauli Häkkinen, Ella Häkkinen
Parents Aila Häkkinen, Harri Häkkinen
Siblings Nina Häkkinen
Nominations Milliyet Sports Award for World Athlete of the Year
Star Sign Libra

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1 Driving in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) with Mercedes team. [2007]
2 Driving in Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) with the Mercedes team. [2005]
3 Announced his retirement from DTM in November. [2007]
4 Häkkinen's third child, daughter Ella, was born on 30 November 2010 to his Czech girlfriend Markéta Remesová. Mika Hakkinen lives with his family in the Swiss Canton of Thurgau.
5 His teammates in Formula One were: Julian Bailey, Michael Bartels, Johnny Herbert, Ayrton Senna, Martin Brundle, Mark Blundell, Nigel Mansell and David Coulthard.
6 Suffering with unreliability, he finished second in F1 Drivers Championship in 2000.
7 His hobbies are: skiing, swimming, tennis and diving
8 Suffered a serious accident in practice for the 1995 Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide when a tyre deflated, slamming his car into the wall at 120mph. His head struck his steering wheel resulting in a fractured skull; his life was saved by a track-side tracheotomy. He made a full recovery in time for the 1996 season.
9 Son, Hugo Ronan (b. 2000). Daughter, Aina Julia (b. 2005).
10 Raced in DTM from 2005 to 2007 with the Mercedes team.
11 Ex-Formula One driver and World Drivers Champion of 1998 and 1999.



Supertähdet 2016 TV Series Himself
Formula 1: BBC Sport 2009-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - F1 World Champion, 1998 & 1999
The Gentleman's Wager II 2015 Short Himself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar 2013 TV Series Himself
Top Gear 2008-2010 TV Series Himself
Ihanaa Leijonat ihanaa! 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Boris Becker Meets... 2008 TV Series Himself
ITV - Formula One 2007 TV Series Himself
Stern TV 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Once Again! 2006 Video Himself
Ruben & Joonas 2005 TV Series Himself
Test Drive 2005 TV Series Himself
4Pop 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Uuno Turhapuro - This Is My Life 2004 Himself
Monaco - Le circuit des princes 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Polttopisteessä - Urheiluruutu 40 vuotta 2003 TV Short documentary Himself
El informal 1999 TV Series Himself
Maailmanmestarit 1998 TV Movie Himself
Stars in der Manege 1998 TV Series documentary Performer
Flying Finn First at Finish 1998 Video documentary Himself
Wetten, dass..? 1998 TV Series Himself
Videomatch 1997 TV Series Himself
1996 Australian Grand Prix 1996 TV Movie Himself
Motorworld 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
Ruutulippu 1990 TV Series Himself
Tietoisku: Häkkinen 1989 TV Short Himself
Mika, mikroautoilija 1979 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

Formula 1's 60th Anniversary: Plus Ça Change 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself - World Champion 1998, 1999
Great Grand Prix Racing Heroes 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Mikan tie 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

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2003 Golden Camera Golden Camera, Germany Best Testimonial Spot · Erja Häkkinen

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